Posted March 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Vanderbilt Commodores take great pride in their home-court advantage. No one else has benches on the end lines, the concrete block walls hold in sound, and the result often is called Memorial Magic. Add temperatures in the low 80s and the Southeastern Conference's oldest gym becomes a sauna. The Commodores hope to transfer their comfort level here into a winning advantage Tuesday night against No. 2 seed Duke in their quest for their first regional semifinal since 2009. Vanderbilt sophomore center Stephanie Holzer said Monday they like shooting at the rims they see every day with family and friends in the stands. She says that gives them a little confidence boost when the game is tight. The Commodores are 14-1 here in the NCAA tournament and 18-1 this season.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores take great pride in their home-court advantage. No one else has benches on the end lines, the concrete block walls hold in sound, and the result often is called Memorial Magic. Add temperatures in the low 80s and the Southeastern Conference's oldest gym becomes a sauna. The Commodores hope to transfer their comfort level here into a winning advantage...
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